A former video director for the New York Giants alleges that the nature of his termination from his position was retaliatory. The intent of the lawsuit stems from David Maltese’s consistent complaints to the Giants organization that certain management staff initiated physical altercations with subordinates and perpetuated a culture of workplace violence. The plaintiff believes his termination, which took place in March 2021, serves as a violation of New Jersey’s whistleblower statute, referred to as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Maltese is asking for economic and compensatory damages in the form of back and future lost wages, retirement and pension benefits, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills, among additional fees and compensation. Continue reading
In the bootlegging era of the 1920’s, Atlantic City was known for its booming success and questionable corruption. While AC has experienced an unfortunate decline since the pandemic, the tendencies to engage in unethical activities seem to have withstood the test of time. A former Ocean Casino Resort executive has filed a lawsuit, claiming she was terminated from her position in retaliation for acting as a whistleblower. She had questioned the submission of paperwork to the New Jersey gaming division, defining it as falsified. In response to her concern, the director of the state agency suggested that the executive be removed from her position. Continue reading
Traveling in an airplane is scary enough, without the thought of your flight crew spying on you. In a February 2017 flight, embarking from Pittsburgh to Phoenix, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant discovered an iPad in the cockpit. The iPad was live streaming a video of the other pilot using the bathroom. The flight attendant, Renee Steinaker, took out her personal cell phone to photograph the iPad, as a way of documenting the incident. Due to the unprofessional and intrusive nature of the streamed video, Steinaker reported the event to her superiors at Southwest. Steinaker was not met with an ethical response, however, and was told to not reveal the contents of the video to anyone. Continue reading
The degree of medical treatment a patient undergoes may determine the amount of Medicare reimbursement a medical facility will receive. Families may feel skeptical toward extensive healing of their loved ones; sometimes with good reason. While some treatments are overcompensated to help ensure a full recovery, others are simply unnecessary. Continue reading
Are you an organ donor? If so, you may want to pay attention. A lawsuit was recently filed against the New York Organ Donor network. Whistleblower Patrick McMahon alleged that the Donor Network harvested organs prematurely. Inside the lawsuit, McMahon explains how he witnessed a case where a patient was classified as brain dead, about to have their organs harvested, and then needed tranquilizer medication because they were not immobile. Doctors are pressured to declare patients brain-dead when there still may have been a means to save the patient. At the same time, families of patients were pressured give consent to the donor network if the patient was not already a donor.